BLACKPINK achieved the honor of winning two awards at the 2023 U.S. MTV Video Music Awards, including Group of the Year
The 2023 MTV VMAs, on September 12th, announced that BLACKPINK had won awards in two categories: Group of the Year and Best Choreography. On the same day, the MTV VMAs took place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, with Nicki Minaj as the host.
The MTV VMAs’ Group of the Year award was established in 2019 and was previously won for four consecutive years by BTS until 2022.
BLACKPINK received nominations in a total of six categories, including Group of the Year and Best Choreography for the pre-release track ‘Pink Venom’ from their second full album ‘BORN PINK.’ They also secured nominations in Best K-pop, Best Art Direction, Best Editing, and Show of the Summer.
With this achievement, BLACKPINK made history as the first Asian girl group to win these categories at the MTV VMAs. Among girl groups worldwide, this marks the first time since TLC from the US in 24 years.
In 2020, BLACKPINK won Song of the Summer with ‘How You Like That.’ At the 2022 MTV VMAs, Lisa took home Best K-pop while BLACKPINK won Best Metaverse Performance.
In addition to this, BTS Jungkook won Song of the Summer with his solo track ‘Seven,’ beating out strong competitors like Beyoncé, Billie Eilish, and Dua Lipa. Jungkook was previously nominated in 2022 for his collaboration with Charlie Puth on ‘Left and Right,’ making him the first Korean soloist to receive such recognition.
On the same day, Taylor Swift swept four categories with ‘Anti-Hero,’ released in October 2022: Video of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Direction, and Best Pop.